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Dec 2 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Swimming 4 meters per second, a feeding blue whale swings open its jaws and, in four seconds, swallows 140 percent of its mass—a volume of water and krill the size of a big swimming pool or school bus. The creature then rapidly decelerates to filter that first serving and gear up for the next one,...
Nov 29 2016 | Posted In: Publications
ABSTRACT: Reductions in body size are hypothesized to be a universal response to climate warming, yet the proximate causes of change remain unresolved. In this study, we combined field evidence and demographic models to explore mechanisms relevant to temperature-related declines in the body size of...
Nov 29 2016 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO, USA) and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS, France) produced this booklet: The Science of Marine Protected Areas—Mediterranean Version. Core booklet content was developed in collaboration with COMPASS (www....
Nov 26 2016 | Posted In: In the News
How a brilliant real estate developer can halt the incoming tides. by Stephen R. Palumbi & Douglas McCauley The story is that in the Middle Ages, Canute the Great, King of the North Sea Empire, famously commanded the rising tide to stay back, and sat on the ocean’s shore as the waves...
Nov 21 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Senior environmental systems engineering major Meghan Shea will pursue a master’s degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford as one of 32 Americans chosen for a Rhodes Scholarship. Meghan was a spring student at Hopkins last year.
Nov 15 2016 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
Marine fisheries science is a broad field that is fundamentally concerned with sustainability across ecological, economic, and social dimensions. Ensuring the delivery of food, security, equity, and well-being while sustaining ecosystems in the face of rapid change is, by far, the main challenge...
Nov 15 2016 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
Kelp forests support diverse and productive ecological communities throughout temperate and arctic regions worldwide, providing numerous ecosystem services to humans. Literature suggests that kelp forests are increasingly threatened by a variety of human impacts, including climate change,...
Nov 11 2016 | Posted In: Publications
The blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) is a highly migratory pelagic predator of tropical and subtropical seas. Information on the habitat use of marine species is fundamental to understanding their ecology and population dynamics and is needed to inform responsible management strategies. Using a long...

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